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Another Reason Machine Shop Ownership is Changing: Cheap Money

By: Steven Kline, Jr.

Once largely overlooked by investors, manufacturing businesses now present potentially attractive destinations for dollars seeking returns — and dollars are more available than ever before.

Shop Management Software

5 Reasons Why Machine Shop Ownership Is Changing

By: Peter Zelinski

Mergers, acquisitions and other ownership changes are an effect of Boomer-age shop owners retiring, but only in part. Also important: The way we think about machining has changed.    
#zaxis

Webinar | Avoiding Common Machine Connectivity Pitfalls

In this free webinar, Techsolve’s IIoT solutions director Rob Longfellow discusses the importance of connectivity in today’s manufacturing market, as well as how to choose the right solution and avoid common IIoT mistakes. 

Additive

A Machine Shop Poised for Additive Production

By: Emily Probst

By laying the groundwork now, Able Tool will be prepared for the day when machine shops are commonly called to produce metal parts via additive manufacturing.

Turning Tools

Shifting Toward Preparedness and Flexibility with Turning Tool for Steel

By: Mark Albert

The pandemic has taught manufacturers to reevaluate their preparedness for unexpected and drastic market disruptions. A practical example from a cutting tool manufacturer may show the way.

CNC & Mach Controls

Adjusting Feed Rate in Circular Motion Commands with G-Codes

By: Mike Lynch

While it is possible to calculate by hand adjustments to feed rate for circular milling operations, cutter radius compensation CNC programs streamline this process.      
#cnctechtalk

Five-Axis Machining Centers

High-End Watchmaker Eliminates Offshoring with Five-Axis Machining Center

By: Jedd Cole

Instead of shipping small components from overseas, a watchmaker was able to accommodate increased demand by purchasing a used five-axis machining center.
#micromachining #casestudy

Most GBI Metalworking Index Components Near All-Time Highs

By: Michael Guckes

The GBI: Metalworking has reached a reading of 62.8, with most of the Index components at or near all-time highs.
#economics

Digital Demos

Shrink Fit Machines & Tooling

In this Digital Demo, National Sales Manager, Mike Eneix, presents a step-by-step walkthrough of Techniks’ 00450 ShrinkSTATION and 00500 Quencher ShrinkFIT machines. (Sponsored)

Digital Demos

Let's Swiss It. Introducing the Swiss DT 26

In this Digital Demo, Tornos Technologies introduces and reviews its Swiss DT 26 machining features. (Sponsored)  

Video: Shifting into Shop Ownership

By: Julia Hider

Mike Budde, owner of Budde Precision Machining, shares his experience with buying a machine shop and what he’s learned in his two years of shop ownership.
#workforcedevelopment

Additive

Beginning Your AM Journey: One Part to Begin the Path

By: Timothy W. Simpson

Identifying the right part to begin your additive manufacturing path can demonstrate and validate the AM workflow, provide a benchmark for future work and more.
#additiveinsights